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Department of Geography


Negotiating Tradeoffs: Making Informed Choices about Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation


Project aim

The overall aim of this project develop an evidence-based understanding of the political economy of negotiation, decision making and choices about tradeoffs and synergies in the use of ecosystem services.


The project is funded by NERC ESRC DFID Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Programme. The grant value of the project is £249,943.87.


The project is for two years from September 2010 – November 2012.

Project team

This research project is implemented by a collaborative team:

Team members Organisation
Dr Bhaskar Vira (Principal Investigator)
Prof. Bill Adams (Co-Investigator)
Dr Chetan Kumar (Research Associate)
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Rob Hope (Co-Investigator) Department of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Shrinivas Badiger (Co-Investigator)
Dr Jagdish Krishnaswamy (Co-Investigator)
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), India
Mr Chetan Agarwal (Co-Investigator) Winrock International India